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« on: October 05, 2008, 09:54:35 AM »

Went to the Hare and Hounds in Mill Brow for a meal the other day.  A short but interesting menu, with a range of dishes to suit both simple tastes and the more enterprising.  It was really good - could it even be the best pub food in Marple?    Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 02:34:24 PM »

Although the H&H has been cited in other posts recently, I just thought that I should mention here that the Friends of Memorial Park have had their Christmas lunch at the Hare and Hounds for the last two years. The first time we went in December and had the full festive fare, the food was excellent and they allowed us to pull the tables together to create one big one, resulting in our first "do" where we were all able to talk to each other. This Christmas we decided to go in January and chose from the standard menu, which was exceptional, and the hospitality superb.

As they always have my favourite Robbies brew on (Dissy Blonde) I've also been a number of times with Mrs Admin. I can't praise the quality of the food enough and I think it's the best pub food I've had in the area. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 05:51:11 PM »

We went last night, and really I think it's just about mediocre, certainly not the best place around IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 11:07:40 PM »

That's interesting cripes. Tell us more - what didn't you like?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 12:18:49 PM »

That's interesting cripes. Tell us more - what didn't you like?

I'm not saying that I didn't like it, just that I was expecting more after all the rave reviews. My food didn't look that great, but tasted ok, my husband, ditto.  We did intend to stay for dessert but they didn't really attend to us that well either so after vying to get their attention we ended up just asking for the bill and leaving earlier than anticipated.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 12:44:53 PM »

We are definitely talking about the right Hare & Hounds are we? The one at Mill Brow, not the one on Dooley Lane?
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »

We are definitely talking about the right Hare & Hounds are we? The one at Mill Brow, not the one on Dooley Lane?

Had to look on google maps then to verify it! Yep, we definitely went to the right one! It was quite late on so maybe they had run out of steam by then.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 03:57:14 PM »

That's interesting cripes. Tell us more - what didn't you like?

I'm not saying that I didn't like it, just that I was expecting more after all the rave reviews. My food didn't look that great, but tasted ok, my husband, ditto.  We did intend to stay for dessert but they didn't really attend to us that well either so after vying to get their attention we ended up just asking for the bill and leaving earlier than anticipated.
   Try The Peruga Glossop Road .
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 05:02:15 PM »

Yep, we've been to Peruga, need to go back I think for a second opinion. We took my father in law and were kept waiting in the bar section for quite a while before we got shown to our table; unfortunate as due to his illness, we need to make sure he eats around the same time each day. Put us off a bit as it was practically empty.  We'll go again and give it a fair go.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 06:21:06 AM »

That's still quite interesting, cripes, and not what I had expected. My guess was that you liked your meat well done - the chef at the H and H tends to cook lamb, duck etc a bit 'pink', which is not everyone's taste (tho' it is mine :-)
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 06:20:03 PM »

Haha! I had fish  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 07:38:29 PM »

Despite needing a canoe to get there on Saturday night the food once again was excellent as was the service and atmosphere. I must recommend the Lyme Park Venison and Unicorn (Robbie's ale not pointy horned animal) pie. Melted in the mouth.
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 10:53:36 AM »

Been several times in past month or so and it is good, certainly best in Marple area. Tables are a bit close together but the chef knows what he is doing and as he gains in confidence the standards are rising. Some of the dishes at the 'top end' are a bit steep and at those prices linen napkins would be more appropriate. Definitely worth a detour to visit.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 01:40:38 PM »

went on sunday,
beutiful gamon with a poached egg on topof a potatoe cake made with pea puree and triple cooked chips. spot on!!!
my wife had a sundy roast but i was enjoyjng mine that much i couldnt talk or hear her...hehe
great menu will be back
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 05:55:05 PM »

Mrs barndoor and I have been to the H&H a couple of times - for drinks only - and have found it to be a very agreeable pub. It's in a very scenic part of the world, pleasantly decorated and the real fire is a definite plus on a cold autumn/winter Saturday!

We had food for the first time last Sunday: I had the burger (patty, jalapeno peppers, bacon) and she had the fish from the specials menu. Mrs barndoor is very much a foodie and an extremely good chef at home (I keep telling her she has a second career lined up if her career in finance goes down the pan), and the upshot of this is that she constantly compares pub/restaurant food to the wonders she is capable of producing at home.

I really enjoyed my burger and I knew she rated her fish highly from the praise she heaped on it throughout her meal - even continuing her compliments in the car on the way home. This is unheard of.

There was a small quibble where the fish was priced at £13.95 on the board but we were charged £15.95, this was resolved without fuss.

Would we go back? Without question - and in fact it's her birthday in a couple of weeks' time and she's shunned the bright lights of Manchester in favour of H&H. If you see someone practically drooling over the fish menu that'll be her...
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